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What kind of paper work is needed in an IRS audit on the

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what kind of paper work is needed in an IRS audit on the sale of a house abroad
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 7 months ago.

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When it comes to foreign transactions, especially personal transactions, IRS will accept anything that is reasonable. Usually some type of equivalent of a HuD statement, purchase agreement, equivalent of a title transfer or anything that will show the transaction. There's no specific form that IRS requires.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 7 months ago.

Because every country has its own laws and taxes, it is not and really cannot be standardized. It is extremely helpful if the supporting document is in English or Spanish, if not you may need to translate it or have the important sections translated by a professional.